terça-feira, 13 de novembro de 2012

What is actually there

"Imagination is the source of our creativity, but imagination and creativity are not the same thing. Imagination is the ability to bring to mind things that are not present to our senses. We can imagine things that exist or things that do not exist at all." (...) "Creativity is a step further on from imagination" (...) "People are not creative in the abstract; they are creative in something: in mathematics, in engineering, in writing, in music, in business, in whatever. Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination. Innovation is the process of putting new ideas into practice. Innovation is applied creativity." (p. 282)

"We ask how we can measure intelligence. The assumption is that intelligence is quantifiable. We ask how we can raise academic standards but do not question whether they deliver what we need to survive in the future. We ask where we can find talented people but ignore the talents of people that surround us. We look but we do not see, because our traditional common-sense assessment of abilities distracts us from what is
actually there. " (p. 219)

Ken Robinson (2011). Out of Our Minds. Chichester: Capstone Publishing.

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